Hey there! My name is Jessica Hamm. I grew up in Northern Wisconsin, not far from the shores of Lake Superior, and moved to Madison, Wis. after high school to attend the University of Wisconsin and pursue a double major in English and Journalism with an emphasis on strategic communication. I stuck around after college and eventually set roots in Madison. I’ve been in a long-term relationship with my boyfriend Dave and in 2017 we purchased our first home: a 1920s house that’s in need of some TLC, restoration, and a good eye to bring it back to its former glory. By day, I’m an events manager for an area business publication.
I started Bedknobs & Baubles as a way to share my passion for jewelry, personal style, and travel with like-minded women. Since then — and with the purchase of the aforementioned house — the blog has expanded to include home-related content. It makes the riff on Disney’s Bedknobs & Broomsticks feel even more appropriate for its dual focus!
I’m a total cat lover, even if I’m allergic to most of them. Sadly, we had to say goodbye to our beloved Bengal, Bacon, in November 2019. You’ll still find mentions of him on the blog and on social media, so don’t raise an eyebrow when I’m capitalizing the word “Bacon.” It’s not because I place a concerning amount of importance on a pork-based product. The little dude was actually named after Sir Francis Bacon. We’ll eventually get another cat and name him “Tycho” after Tycho Brahe. It’s totally geeky and I’m 100 percent into it.
Other things I’m into include cooking (my favorite magazine after the one I work for is Bon Appetit), flat shoes, getting up early, wearing dresses, grocery store flowers, Gossip Girl reruns, flea markets, making lists, playing euchre, reading psychological thrillers, going for bike rides, craft and Belgian beer, and way more things than I can list here. One of the ways to win me over? Obscure animal facts.
Please feel free to reach out to say hi either on social media (the links are in the sidebar) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re interested in a collaboration, email is definitely the best way to reach me so we can chat!